Why keeping your anti-virus up to date is important

Why keeping your anti-virus up to date is important

Why keeping your anti-virus up to date is important 1000 450 Greenlight Managed IT Support Services | Sydney | Melbourne

New viruses constantly emerge out of nowhere. Malicious hackers have a harder time getting to your computer than they used to, but we still need to protect our computers with anti-virus software. Some viruses have been around for a while, but they have avoided detection until recently. Viruses can steal your personal information, ruin your productivity at home or at work, and make it difficult for children to use the computer for educational purposes.

Hackers often send viruses called key loggers into your system to try to steal your information. When you type in your social security number, bank account number, pin numbers, and credit card numbers online, they are hidden from view to protect you. Some hackers send viruses that can remove these safe barriers and steal your information. With that information they can steal your identity, remove funds from your bank account, max out your credit cards, and more. Safety online should still be the number one priority, so you must keep your anti-virus software up to date to catch these malicious acts before they catch you.

The definitions within the anti-virus program are what keep your computer secure. Let’s say your definitions are three months old. Any new viruses created in the last three months can then freely attack your computer since your software doesn’t recognize them as threats. You must have the latest definitions since they are loaded with the correct detection abilities to remove threats before they cause damage. The right software blocks threats before they can latch on to your computer and harm your systems. We will keep your computer healthy and safe with new anti-virus definitions.

Installing new updates can be a confusing and time-consuming process if you don’t know exactly what to do. You can’t afford to take chances with something so vital to the safety of your computer. We have the tools and abilities to update your anti-virus software with all of the latest technologies. Your computer needs the newest virus definitions to block and remove the threats that have just emerged lately. New anti-virus definitions will ensure that your computer won’t become a target during the next wave of virus attacks. We can help you rest easy knowing that your computer is in good hands.

If you need assistance updating your existing anti-virus software or purchasing new software, Greenlight can help. We have products that range from low monthly payments per user to complete systems installed on yearly pricing models. Call your account manager today, we will be more than happy to answer your questions.